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Jewish extremists vandalize Jerusalem church

Vandals sprayed anti-Christian graffiti on a Jerusalem church on Friday, despite Israeli police stepping up security around religious sites ahead of a visit by Pope Francis later this month.

"Price tag… King David for the Jews… Jesus is garbage" was spray-painted in Hebrew on the wall of St George’s, a Romanian Orthodox church near an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood.


The Roman Catholic church has demanded Israeli action after Hebrew graffiti reading "Death to Arabs and Christians and to everyone who hates Israel" was daubed on its Notre Dame complex in Jerusalem on Monday.

"The bishops are very concerned about the lack of security and lack of responsiveness from the political sector, and fear an escalation of violence," the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said.

Read more: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=696136

Can the mentally ill hold religious beliefs?

Just a discussion here,every time someone commits a crime in which God told them to kill, or they were possessed, or something like that, their reasoning gets discarded and they get labeled "mentally ill" which takes precedence over any beliefs they might have.

Which leads to my question: Can the mentally ill have religious beliefs? If they bad things they do are a result of their mental illness, then aren't the good things? Is: "well, she did it for god, but she's mentally ill, so doesn't count" a neutral statement whether it's a good or bad act? Can religions claim the good acts of the mentally ill, but disown them when it might make them look bad?

Turn Your Smartphone Into a Digital Microscope

Not a spam link, but a tutorial on making a microscope (cost at about $10 (not including phone)) and I wish the hardware store was still open.


El Diablo en el Fuego

Hey, there's that big raging fire in Yosemite, but today one broke out in the East bay near Clayton on Mt. Diablo, didn't see anything about it here, but I took a couple pics of it:

more here http://lordquinton.tumblr.com/post/60721383033/there-is-a-fire-on-the-far-side-of-near-by-mt

What is Atheism?

a non-prophet organization

(stolen from Tumblr)

Have you ever opened a thread thinking...

"I wonder how this will be justified?"

If an Atheist is judged

By the actions of a few (Christopher Hitchens, misinterpretation of Dawkins, etc) then why is is not OK for Christians to be judged by the actions of, say Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron (though there are multitudes to choose from).

Just a thought that came to me in the shower.
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